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Evergreen Terrace

Evergreen Terrace: Writers BlockWriters Block (2004)
Eulogy Recordings

Reviewer Rating: 5
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Finally, Evergreen Terrace's long awaited cover album is upon us, and it is amazing. 9 cover songs and a brand new song from Eulogy's most popular band. The covers on this cd span out pretty far for a hardcore band, from Operation Ivy, to the Smashing Pumpkins to HUM. To save one long paragraph that.
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Finally, Evergreen Terrace's long awaited cover album is upon us, and it is amazing. 9 cover songs and a brand new song from Eulogy's most popular band. The covers on this cd span out pretty far for a hardcore band, from Operation Ivy, to the Smashing Pumpkins to HUM. To save one long paragraph that won't make much sense, I will go song by song.

1.Maniac-Remember that old 80's song from Flashdance? Yeah, they covered it. And it's actually pretty good. Evergreen Terrace's specialty is definitely covering songs, they gave the song a heavy hardcore vibe but it stil retains the original feel of the song. Overall this will make your parents either smile and remember the good old days or make them cry. Either way, 5/5.

2.Zero-A hardcore band covering the Smashing Pumpkins. Now that we have that novelty aside, this is probably I would have to say the weakest track on the CD. I'll give them credit because they translated it as well as they could but the song just isn't cut out to be this heavy. 3/5

3.Plowed-I'm not familar with the band Sponge but after hearing this song I want to. 5/5.

4.Stars-HUM have long since been regarded the influence of many hardcore bands such as Hopesfall and the like, so having one of their songs covered by a hardcore band i'm sure wasn't a problem at all for them. This is a great song and Evergreen Terrace did a good job with it, although I have to say the added breakdown at the end of the song is just a little confusing to me. 4/5.

5.Knowledge-This Operation Ivy cover is a short blast that clocks in a little less then 2 minutes and is definitely the funnest song on the cd. Except them to be playing this live at every show they have coming up (they played it last time I saw them about 6 months before the CD came out) as it's pretty hard to get tired of. 5/5

6.Mad World-The Tears For Fears cover gets my vote for best song on the CD. The emotion and dark/depressing mood of the song is still intact while ET give their own take on the song in general. 5/5

7.The Kids Aren't Alright-This Offspring cover isn't bad by any means but it never really grasped me at any time. It's probably the least interesting of the songs but regardless is still very well done. 3/5

8.Sunday Bloody Sunday-This U2 cover is rerecorded from their first release on Indianola, and still holds up quite well to the other songs. Great cover, although I prefer the older version more then the rerecorded one. 4/5

9.Dying Degree-I can honestly say i'm not a big NOFX song but this one is pretty fun to listen to, and a good way to end the covers section of the cd. 3/5

10.Brave Reality-The only ET track on the cd is a step above their earlier material, mixing the hardcore parts with the melody alot better then in the past. This song reminds me of "Dear Livejournal" off their second full length chorus wise. Great song, makes me want to hear the new record, and the secret track that follows it is fucking hilarious.

All and all this is definitely worth the money to pick up if you're a fan of more then 1 or 2 of these bands or an Evergreen Terrace fan, and nonetheless it's an interesting listen in general.

 

 
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insipidaspersions (December 14, 2004)

I've heard "mad world" and "the kids aren't alright" The latter isn't amazing, but I can't stand the offspring. the "mad world" cover blew me away.

Here Comes the Metric System is a Simpsons inspired band.

Anonymous (September 29, 2004)

haha, LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOOR LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOOR, this is an awesome album

Anonymous (February 23, 2004)

WHO THE FUCK CARES IF HE GAVE IT A 10?

Personally, I'd rather read what he had to say than cram the value of a cd into a 5 star format.

Back to the cd, I feel like Evergreen Terrace went through my cds and covered some of my favorite songs. I've only heard the cover of U2, which I liked, but if I see this around I'll pick it up.

And if you haven't heard the original "Plowed" go listen because it's a fantastic song.

Anonymous (February 23, 2004)

I think this cd is boring, they dont do enough with any of the songs. It was so predictable what they were going to do to each song, I could predict everypart he was gonna yell and every part the guitarist was gonna "sing". I did like maniac just for the novelty of it. I downloaded this cd,I would never give a band money for not being original.

Conduit (February 22, 2004)

I do this for shits and giggles in the middle of the night. I will remember how important a 10 is for future reference. Haha.

Anonymous (February 21, 2004)

You didn't give 5 out of 10 tracks 5 out of 5, and yet you give 10 out of 10 for the album.
I don't get it.
And yeah, not many albums should get 10 out of 10, especially covers cd.

Conduit (February 20, 2004)

Just a word, didn't actually mean you were a kid, my bad.

t-rav (February 20, 2004)

Kid?????

Conduit (February 19, 2004)

big deal, I did it early in the morning and I was tired. Like the kid before me said, god forbid I make a mistake.

There we go, there is a 9, thats the new score. haha.

t-rav (February 19, 2004)

God forbid anyone make a mistake.....

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

"dying Degree-I can honestly say i'm not a big NOFX song but this one is pretty fun to listen to, and a good way to end the covers section of the cd. 3/5"

YOU ARE NOT A SONG? THIS GUY NEEDS TO READ Through his posts ahead of time to make sure there are no errors.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

Didn't Trapdoor Fucking Exit name their cd "The Greatest Story Ever Hula'd"? Or was that someone else? I can't keep up with all these new fangled bands. Whoever it was, their next album should be "They Came To Burgle Carnegie Hall".

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

wow that Sponge cover is great

Barkley

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

if it's awesome give it a 9. You're cheapening the value of a 10. 10 is mindblowing just creamed my pants awesome even though i just listened to it for the 15th time on repeat and then i let my girlfriend hear it and we got married and the we had sex to it and our kids have IQs of 155, 143, and 160 Respectively and my life is sooo much better now because of it. True story

notfeelingcreative (February 18, 2004)

THe smashing pumpkins are amazing? Yeah if you like some guy with a sore throat whining and writing pretentious lyrics!

Conduit (February 18, 2004)

1-It gets a 10 because even if I don't particularly like the song they covered, all the songs are covered extremely well, and a hardcore band covering Smashing Pumpkins and HUM is pretty fucking awesome if you ask me. Not to mention the track at the end is fucking marvelous.

2.Alot of shit on here gets a great rating, if you don't like it, don't read it, I don't care if you think this is the "worst.review.ever" (by the way nice overused Simpson reference, I haven't heard that one 3000000 billion fucking times before), I write these in my spare time and when I get bored, like I am now, I check up to see if anybody has commented.

3.I don't care if this is timeless, it's fucking fun as hell to listen to, pretty cheap since it's on an indie label, and is well worth the price and actually surpassed my expectations for it, so I gave it what I thought it deserved, enjoy.

4. Evergreen Terrace are not a christian band. Their first album had heavily christian influenced lyrics, thats about it. Their split with One Fifth and second full length strayed from this, and the fact that they are covering songs with naughty naughty words in them shows even further proof, plus they have been asked and responded no. Also, who gives a fuck.

That is all, thanks for reading.

soulbleed (February 18, 2004)

this cd is ok. i like evergreen terrace a lot, but the covers are mostly crap. the 'zero' and 'maniac' covers are hot, but the only really amazing track is their only original track on the cd.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

Fuck evergreen terrace. "EVERGREEN", just evergreen is a great band, fuck you all.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

who isnt? Stryper of evergreen terrace?

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

they aren't a christian band

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

Christian? who gives two fucks? you know a good christian band?....Stryper, fucking stryper. bow down to the yellow and black attack motherfuckers!!!! to hell...to hell with the devil.

Sarcasm rate...you tell me.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

there is a Kid Presentable

no one has mentioned that this band is Christian yet. this band is Christian. this is extremely important information in regards to forming an opinion on a band.

SickBRAAAAH (February 18, 2004)

who the fuck is evergreen terrace?

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

what the fuck? cover cd gets a 10? worste.review.ever.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

on the simpsons bands name topic, there's a band from my area call "christ punchers"

FortyMinutesWest (February 17, 2004)

It doesn't have to mean that. It can mean it's great for what it is.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

shouldnt all the songs be 5/5 if this gets a perfect 10? this album isnt that good. its nice fun, but 10/10 implies that it will remain in constant rotation in your collection for years and that it even changes the way you see music or is something completely new and amazing. Evergreen Terrace are fun, but come on, its certainly not that good.
-benz

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

all they need to do is to concentrate on their own music now

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

No, there's I Voted for Kodos too. They're huge at my school since they played a show last summer. i'm sure there are more.

-MorphineSandwich

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

"plowed" by Sponge

No fucking way. That was a good tune for the time. 96' if I recall correctly, 3rd wave Mtv Alternative band that Sponge group was

Barkley

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

"enough with "the Simpsons" inspired names. You might as well name your band after a day of the week."

Since Kid Gorgeous already broke up, it's just them & Fallout Boy now.

I always thought Sleaze Merchant would be a good Simpsonian band name. Anyone who gets the reference can take a bow.

I want to hear this album just for Plowed.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

this is fucking stupid.

punkcorekid (February 17, 2004)

Well fuck me I'm cool. I'm so fucking punk rock I don't like any band except my own, cause we rock. This score is for all you fuckers.

greg6711 (February 17, 2004)

cover art is disgusting

If the guys from queer eye came here, they would be appauld

musical-monkey (February 17, 2004)

this cd was long awaited?

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

dude, i couldnt stand this album.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

my band is called 'sizzlak on saturday'.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

enough with "the Simpsons" inspired names. You might as well name your band after a day of the week.

Hubitcherkokov (February 17, 2004)

The original version of "Plowed" by Sponge is fucking great! I can't wait to hear the cover. Peace.

aubin (February 17, 2004)

I don't know if I could give an album lacking original material a ten, but this is still pretty damn good. And the choices were pretty good too. "Stars" sounds like it was written to be played this way.

inagreendase (February 17, 2004)

I like the way the album's cover (no pun intended) does the typical grunge thing but changes it up a bit with a little kid's blood. Nice.

sloppyblake (February 17, 2004)

yeah except the smashing pumpkins are amazing.......... moron.

siamese dream is only one of the top 10 albums of the 90's, asshat.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

There have been way too many "10s" being given out lately. This is a cover album where you said that some of the tracks weren't even that great. How do you give it a 10?

notfeelingcreative (February 17, 2004)

I can't see how any of these songs, with the exception of the smashing pumpkins, can be improved on.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

another band covering Knowledge

so now we have:
Green Day
Millencolin
Evergreen Terrace
Bigwig

that's way too much

Overall the album is ok, nothing to write home about.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

SHE'S A MAAAAAAAAAANIAC MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANIAC

yeah, this album is alot of fun...dont take it too seriously, you'll hate it

P-Fresh (February 17, 2004)

as I listen to this cd, I think the only real standout track to me is the "Zero" cover.

Out of all the covers on here, it translates the best.

Not a bad cd by any means, but I could live either with or without owning this.

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